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Blindness

Today, an estimated 500,000 Canadians are blind or partially sighted. Get the facts on blindness and its impact on people. 

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Blindness myths and facts

There are many misconceptions about blindness and people who are blind. Learn more about blindness myths and facts.
Two women are standing in front of a counter with a potato, cutting board and two bowls. The woman on the left in pink is peeling the potato, while the woman on the right, wearing green, if overseeing.

What is blindness?

Blindness is a spectrum, with different levels of sight loss. Learn more about blindness.
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Blindness in Canada

Sight loss affects people from coast to coast. Learn more about blindness in Canada.